Daily Archives: November 8, 2011

HSUS to Plan USDA Forum

HSUS to Plan USDA Forum

Cheryl Day

Beef Today

On November 2, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan) exposed the actions of the Human Society of the United States (HSUS) and future partnership on an educational forum with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Anaplasmosis causes oxygen depletion by destroying red blood cells.

Anaplasmosis causes oxygen depletion by destroying red blood cells.

Katrina Huffstutler

The Cattleman

Suffocation causes cattle to do crazy things. Things like plowing into the side of the friendly feed truck or putting a cowboy up a tree, says Dr. Dave Sparks, Oklahoma State University Extension veterinarian.

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Great Plains Ranching Faces Uncertain Future

Great Plains Ranching Faces Uncertain Future

Jim Kent

Voice of America

There’s a chill in the air as high plains winds beat against the walls of Assumption Abbey. The Benedictine monastery stands like a great stone fortress at the edge of the small town of Richardton, North Dakota.

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Supreme Court to hear case on downed livestock

Supreme Court to hear case on downed livestock

MICHAEL DOYLE

Wichita Eagle

California’s ban on the commercial slaughter of downed livestock will come before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, in a case that pits state against federal power.

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Cattle the next best thing to gold in a recession

Cattle the next best thing to gold in a recession

AgriMoney

Downturn-fearing investors worried that the popular refuge of gold is already overvalued may do worse than turn instead to cattle, which are the next best thing in commodities to a safe haven.

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Develop Strategies to Reduce Feed Waste

Develop Strategies to Reduce Feed Waste

Ellen Crawford, North Dakota State University Extension

Beef Today

Hay loss and feed waste are inevitable components of most beef production systems.

“However, understanding the sources of hay loss from storage and feeding, as well as the impacts of restricting access to hay, can allow producers to develop strategies to optimize feed utilization on their operations,” says Carl Dahlen, North Dakota State University Extension Service beef cattle specialist.

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Health concerns with new arrivals

Health concerns with new arrivals

Dave Barz, DVM

Tri State Livestock News

Fall has definitely arrived! The cool north winds remind us that winter isn’t too far away. This summer’s extreme drought in the southwestern U.S. has resulted in the sell-off of hundreds of cows and calves, many of which have found new homes in feedlots and pastures near us.

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Managing the Calving Season and Reproduction to Increase Marketing Options

Managing the Calving Season and Reproduction to Increase Marketing Options

F. Neal Schrick, J. Lannett Edwards, Justin Rhinehart and Fred M. Hopkins, Department of Animal Science, The University of Tennessee

With these proceedings, let’s discuss two dirty words: BREEDING SEASON, which also leads to a defined CALVING SEASON. Please understand that cows are NOT seasonal breeders, which we all know. But for years, UNIFORMITY has been preached over and over as a means of marketing your cattle.

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Cattle producers can attend Range Beef Cow Symposium Nov. 29 through Dec. 1

Cattle producers can attend Range Beef Cow Symposium Nov. 29 through Dec. 1

Tri State Neighbor

The agenda for the Range Beef Cow Symposium features a posse of university and industry experts ready to talk about key issues facing cattle producers.

The Range Beef Cow Symposium XXII is scheduled for Nov. 29 through Dec. 1 at the Mitchell Events Center at the Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds, Mitchell, Neb. The Gering Civic Center will be the site for evening "bullpen" sessions on the first two days.

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Drought affects cattle trait selection

Drought affects cattle trait selection

Candace Krebs

Ag Journal

This year’s widespread drought is accelerating a trend away from bigger and more when it comes to beef cattle selection.

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